MINISTRY RESHUFFLE: The next head of the corruption watchdog once charged Ma Ying-jeou with graft, and the Investigation Bureau is to get a new director-general
Date: Sep 16, 2018
By: Wu Cheng-feng and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA
Deputy Minister of Justice Tsai Pi-chung (蔡碧仲) is to become acting Hualien County
commissioner, replacing Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁), who has been sentenced to eight months in prison for stock market manipulation, Cabinet spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka said on Friday.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court rejected Fu’s appeal against the prison sentence, ruling that he must serve his term and closing the case.
Fu was relieved of his post on the same day under the Local Government Act (地方制度法), which stipulates that local government heads be removed from their positions if they are convicted of a crime that carries a prison sentence.
In a statement, Kolas said that Tsai would leave the Ministry of Justice and officially assume the Hualien post tomorrow.
As acting county commissioner, Tsai is to ensure the continuity of local policies and maintain administrative neutrality. [FULL STORY]